The Westport Woman's Club

Annual Plant Sale and Curio Cottage Grand Re-opening Begin at the Westport Woman’s Club May 5th 2013


Westport residents love a celebration and love supporting a good cause – or two.

Join in the festivities on the grounds of the Westport Woman’s Club as the WWC Annual Plant Sale provides a brilliantly colored background for The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop Grand Re-opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

“The WWC Annual Plant Sale fills a unique niche in the plant and garden ornamentation arena for local residents and it has become one of our signature fundraisers,” says Janette Duchnicki, event chairperson. “We’ll have a large selection of tried and true classics and trendy new varieties and colors along with plant stands, containers and other garden accessories, all offered prices you will appreciate.” Look for a wide array of annuals for sun and shade, hanging baskets in several sizes, brightly colored tropicals, unusual foliage, herbs, sedums and non-stop bloomers like the fibrous begonia. Experts will be on hand to share tips, answer your garden questions and suggest ways to add color and flair to your outdoor space.

The Plant Sale is the backdrop for the Grand Re-opening of The Curio Cottage.  The thrift shop has been a regular haunt for home goods aficionados since it first opened in June 1999.  Always a venue for well-heeled donations, the Curio Cottage has just undergone a renovation and a merchandise refresh.  “It’s a facelift we’re all proud to talk about,” quips Karen Eickhoff, Curio Cottage Chairperson.  Be the first to check out the selection of good quality tabletop trappings, must-have collectibles, artwork, linens and more.

Both events will be held at the WWC Clubhouse, 44 Imperial Avenue in Westport, Sunday May 5 from 12 pm – 3 pm and Monday, May 6 from 10 am – 3 pm.

Gordon Joseloff, First Selectman; Shelley Kassen, Board of Selectmen; State Senators John McKinney and Toni Boucher along with State Representatives Jonathan Steinberg and Gail LaVielle have been invited to attend the Curio Cottage Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Sunday, May 5th at 1:00pm.Refreshments will be provided.

Whatever your style, it’s a great opportunity to find some new treasures for your home and garden, score unique and fresh gifts for Mother’s Day, and enjoy celebrating with one of the town’s oldest community service organizations.  All sale proceeds go to support the WWC’s philanthropic efforts, including scholarships and grants to organizations throughout Fairfield County.

Tax-deductible donations of salable used goods for the Curio Cottage are always welcome and tax receipts will be provided.  Donations for the grand opening can be dropped off during normal cottage hours Monday, 1pm – 4pm, Wednesday – Friday 10am – 3pm and Saturday 11am – 2pm.  Call the WWC to discuss any special arrangements at 203-227-4240.

 

Janette Duchnicki and Linda Amos getting bright annuals ready for the Plant Sale

Janette Duchnicki and Linda Amos getting bright annuals ready for the Plant Sale

 

The Curio Cottage doors ready for the grand re-opening

The Curio Cottage doors ready for the grand re-opening